It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my wife Cynthia Anne Stromstad (nee Helder), 65, at LaVerendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ontario, on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Cynthia was born in Rainy River, Red Cross Hospital on August 17, 1957, to Ulke and Hannelore Helder, the eldest of four children. She attended Bergland School and Rainy River High School.

I met Cindy at Scotty’s Bar in International Falls in October 1986. We went to the “Chocolate Moose” and talked till 4 .We married eight months later on May 30, 1987, at the First Lutheran, City of Koochiching, Minnesota.

She loved horses and horse riding. She worked at Peterson’s Store in Bergland, 17 years at Canadian Tire, Cars Plus in Fort Frances, and managed Piston Ring in Fort Frances from 2006 until her retirement in May of 2017.

She was predeceased by her father Ulke; brother John; mother-in-law Doris Stromstad.

Cindy is survived by her loving husband Keith; step-children Adam (Kari, children Signe, Soren), Scott (Emily, children Samantha, Kara); mother Hannah Helder; sister Brenda (Randy); nieces Caitlyn (Bryan), April; nephew Austin; brother Dennis (Dana); sister-in-law Sharon; nephew Dylan; niece Jordan (Brian;, special grand-nieces Bristol and McKenzie; brother-in-law Lyle (Debbie), Jason; sister-in-law Blanche Eastman; and aunts Monica Armistead and Rena Helder. Cindy was a remarkable, wonderful, generous person and will be missed by many.

We have lost someone dear, but God has gained a special angel.

Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to Thunder Bay Regional Cancer Centre Northwestern Ontario Division, c/o of Northridge Funeral Home Ltd., Box 89, Emo, Ontario, P0W 1E0.